A complete breakdown of this week’s Hip-Hop sales.
After an impressive first week at retailers, it appears Big Sean will finally reach the top of the charts. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Def Jam rapper released his third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise. Led by lead singles “I Don’t F*ck With You” and “Blessings,” DSP sold an impressive 167,742 copies including streams in its first week, enough to likely land him the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Also released on the 24th was Tyga & Chris Brown’s collaborative project Fan of a Fan: The Album. Though the LP was met by mostly warm reception, it failed to make a big splash commercially, selling an underwhelming 67,707 units including streams.
Drake’s latest release If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late continued to wreck havoc throughout the industry, selling an additional 106,739 copies including streams. Less than a month after its release, this now puts the total sales at over 650,000, a walloping feat for a project originally destined to be a mixtape. Both J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive and Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint continued to chug along commercially, each refusing to leave the top 30 album chart.
View last week’s entire chart action below, via Hits Daily Double.
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
SALES: 135,577 INCLUDING STREAMS: 167,742
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
SALES: 57,726 INCLUDING STREAMS: 106,739
Chris Brown & Tyga – Fan of a Fan: The Album
SALES: 52,528 INCLUDING STREAMS: 67,707
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
SALES: 15,971 INCLUDING STREAMS: 23,373
Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint
SALES: 15,129 INCLUDING STREAMS: 38,468
Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
SALES INCLUDING STREAMS: 12,781
Eminem – Eminem Show
SALES INCLUDING STREAMS: 9,072
– Matt Aceto (@RRprez)